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RE: [IPk] Overdose
Sasha is fine now, we gave her a big chocolate muffin with loads of custard
and her blood sugar was 17+mmols at 11.30 pm . We checked her every two
hours or so during the night and it came down to 4.3 by 7.30 am. We did
have a really brilliant day the next day when Sasha bg was in perfect range
all day but since then we have been having too many lows. Not sure why
because I know that the overdose has gone by now.
We are currently investigating pumping at the moment. We are seeing Sasha's
consultant with a view to seeing if her will refer us to hospital that will
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> Behalf Of Louis Anson
> Sent: 25 November 2002 23:54
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] Overdose
> is Sasha OK following her Insulatard overdose??
> Last November, just before going onto the pump, I took an injection of 72
> units of Insulatard before bed, by mistake. My usual dose is 36 units - I
> was tired and not concentrating.
> I was very worried and went to the Chelsea and Westminster,
> preparing myself
> for a long night, of food munching. The 36 unit overdose had very little
> effect my BG'S were even high the next morning.
> I use to take the Insulatard in my buttocks, as it was slowly and evenly
> absorped, and while I appreciate this may have helped prevent a
> severe hypo,
> this incident helped me to realise how unpredictable Insulatard
> was, and my
> imminent need for a pump! Isulatard caused me lots of trouble and
> unhappiness in my teenage years. I wish Sasha all the best and
> hope she can
> find her way with a pump.
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